WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today released the following statement after the Air Force announced that it recommends permanently relocating the F-22 Flight and Maintenance Formal Training Unit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton Roads.
“Joint Base Langley-Eustis is the perfect place to permanently house the F-22 training squadron,” Congresswoman Luria said. “I was proud to advocate for the Hampton Roads region earlier this year because our military families and defense assets are second to none. There is no better place to support this critical national security mission.”
In February, Congresswoman Luria joined Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner, and the rest of Virginia’s House delegation in a letter urging Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to permanently house the F-22 training squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Yesterday the Air Force announced that Joint Base Langley-Eustis is the best F-22 location to support the training unit. The Air Force will make its final basing decision following compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and other regulatory and planning processes.
Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves asChair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.